‘Big Believer’ in Parent Involvement As a candidate for board certification in fluency and a full-time SLP in the schools, I want to applaud Peter Reitzes for his July 2014 article, “The Powered-Up Parent.” I have made a few changes in my school district over the past few years that I am proud of in ... Inbox
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‘Big Believer’ in Parent Involvement
The ASHA Leader, November 2014, Vol. 19, 7. doi:10.1044/leader.IN8.19112014.7
The ASHA Leader, November 2014, Vol. 19, 7. doi:10.1044/leader.IN8.19112014.7
As a candidate for board certification in fluency and a full-time SLP in the schools, I want to applaud Peter Reitzes for his July 2014 article, “The Powered-Up Parent.” I have made a few changes in my school district over the past few years that I am proud of in terms of improving services for children who stutter. My next big challenge is figuring out how to incorporate parents more in fluency treatment in the schools, especially at the preschool level.
Peter gave some great ideas to encourage involvement and he has inspired me to keep after my district supervisors to support parent-based therapy at the preschool level—at least as an option in an array of services. After going through Lidcombe training along with Palin PCI, I am now a big believer in parent involvement for preschool stuttering. I hope Peter’s article inspires more districts to move in the direction of parent-based therapy for preschool fluency. I believe the benefit would carry through into the school years for the child, whether or not the child continues to stutter. Any opportunity to help a parent better understand how to foster improved communication within the family setting for their child should not be overlooked.
Laura Johnson, Madison, Wisconsin
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